A Delicate Weave

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2017 / 61 minutes

Directed by
Anjali Monteiro KP Jayasankar
Country of production
India

A fascinating tapestry of four different musical journeys across Gujarat, India: we meet a group of young men in Bhujodi who meet every night to sing the verses of 15th-century Indian mystic and poet Kabir; feisty women from Lakhpat, who quietly subvert gender roles through their music performances; Noor Mohammad Sodha, who plays and teaches exquisite flute music; and Jiant Khan and his disciples, whose love for the Sufi poet Bhitai is expressed through the ethereal form of Waee singing. These remarkable musicians and singers bear testimony to how these oral traditions are being passed down from one generation to the next.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Intangible Culture
Language and subtitles
Hindi
Location(s) depicted
Gujurat

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